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Mitch McConnell Attends Closed-Door Lunch Meeting with Marijuana Industry

Dr Kristie Leong

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Mitch McConnell Attends Closed-Door Lunch Meeting with Marijuana Industry

Mitch McConnell reportedly attended a lunch meeting, which included several representatives from the marijuana industry. And, it appears that Marijuana Moment, which initially reported about the meeting, also received an inside scoop from one of the lunch attendees. The lunch featured 20 people who met at the Newport Beach Country Club.

Though the meeting was not squarely focused on marijuana, individual's from the industry shared their challenges in the marijuana business, as McConnell listened. If anything, Mitch McConnell reportedly noted that it is a “complicated issue” and that he understands the concerns with banking access.

McConnell’s willingness to listen and to participate in luncheons with industry leaders may show that he is becoming more open to marijuana law reform.

Kristie Leong M.D. is a family physician with a strong interest in nutrition and fitness and the role each places in wellness and longevity. Dr. Leong graduated in 1990 from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine with a medical degree and master’s degree in clinical pathology. After 20 years of caring for patients in a family practice setting, Dr. Leong redirected her energy towards exploring the role nutrition and lifestyle play in lifespan and, more importantly, health span, the number of years we spend disease free and healthy enough to enjoy life. Through continuing medical education courses, seminars, and other self-study, she delved into the critical role diet and lifestyle choices play in health, especially as we age.

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